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[whitespace] 'The Snow Queen' Happy Valley: Katryn Kinser (right)and Susan Forrest gambol through a winter wonderland in Northern Castle Theatre for Children's production of 'The Snow Queen,' opening Nov. 26 at the Actors' Theatre in Santa Cruz.

Calendar of Events

11.19

UCSC Chamber Singers
"A Lyrical Farewell to the 20th Century," directed by Nicole Paiement. 8pm. $4-$6. Holy Cross Church, 126 High St, SC. (459.2160)

11.20

Santa Cecilia Day Concert
Organized by top area trumpeter Eleazar Cortes; pays tribute to community and the patron saint of musicians. Mello Center, 250 E. Beach St, Watsonville. (763.4050)

Santa's Shelves Craft Faire
Benefit for Felton Volunteer Fire Department craft and bake sale. 9am-4pm. Corner of Kirby and Gushee streets, Felton.

SC Chamber Players
Featuring works for piano, flute, viola and cello on songs of whales and other nautical themes. 8pm. $7-$12. Light & Life Church, 960 Brommer St, SC. (425.3150)

UCSC Chamber Singers
See Nov 19. 8pm.

11.21

Hanukkah Songs and Stories
Temple Beth El cantor Paula Marcus sings songs and tells stories of the Hanukkah season. 4pm. Free. Cotton Tales, 1201 Pacific Ave, SC. (479.3444)

11.21

Santa's Shelves Craft Faire
See Nov. 20.

SC Chamber Players
See Nov 20. 2pm. Kuumbwa, 320 Cedar St, SC.

11.26

Cinderella
Shakespeare Santa Cruz continues its annual tradition of holiday family productions with a new adaptation of Cinderella by Kate Hawley; directed by Paul Whitworth. 7pm. $10-$24. Mainstage, Theater Arts Center, UCSC. (459.2160)

Community Tree Lighting
Santa Claus joins community leaders in lighting the city's Christmas tree. 7pm. Free. Across from the Town Clock, corner of Mission Street and Pacific Avenue, SC.

Santa Claus Arrives
The jolly Christmas elf takes up his holiday season residence at the Capitola Mall. 10am. Free. Capitola Mall, 1855 41st Ave, Capitola. (476.9749)

Santa Sails In
A day-after-Thanksgiving tradition, Santa Claus comes to town on a sailboat. Noon. Free. Santa Cruz Wharf, SC. (420.5270

The Snow Queen
An annual tradition: Northern Castle Theatre for Children presents its stage adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's famous tale, this time turning to the Snow Queen's troubled childhood. $5/$6. Nov 26, Dec 1-3, 8-9, 15-18 and 20-22 at 10:30am. Nov. 27, Dec 4, 11, 18, 20-22 at 1:30pm. $5-$6. Actors' Theatre, 1001 Center St, SC. (427.5567)

11.27

Cinderella
See Nov 26. 6pm.

Story Creek Critters
Holiday card making for kids. 11am-1pm. Free. Capitola Mall, 1855 41st Ave, Capitola. (476.9749)

11.28

Cinderella
See Nov 26. 1 and 6pm.

SC County Symphony
Conductor John Larry Granger leads a fun-loving program featuring children's music star Linda Arnold and the Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony. 2pm. $8-$12. SC Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St, SC. (420.5260)

12.1

Santa's Food Drive
Spearheaded by St. Nick himself, the Capitola Mall collects food in a drive-by food drive. 12pm. Capitola Mall, 1855 41st Ave, Capitola. (476.9749)

12.2

Cinderella
See Nov 26. 7pm.

12.3

Anonymous 4
Holiday vocal program titled 'Legends of Saint Nicholas.' 8pm, Holy Cross Church, 210 High St, SC. (459.2159)

Cinderella
See Nov 26. 7pm.

Family Hanukkah Celebration
Family-oriented celebration of the lighting of the menorah in honor of the Jewish Festival of Lights. 7:30pm. Temple Beth El, 3055 Porter Gulch Rd, Aptos. (479.3444)

Watsonville Band
Granddaddy of Monterey Bay community bands, the world-famous Watsonville Band plays music of the holidays. 7:30pm. Free. Mello Center, 250 E. Beach St, Watsonville. (763.4050)

12.4

Art & Wine in the Cellar
Soquel's Bargetto Winery opens up its picturesque cellar for a display of works by regional artists, from paintings to wearable arts. 10am-5pm. Free. Bargetto Winery, 3535 N. Main St, Soquel. (475.2258)

Cinderella
See Nov 26. 1 and 6pm.

Downtown Holiday Parade
An old-fashioned town parade celebrating the holiday season. 10am. Free. Pacific Avenue, between Cathcart Street and Mission Street, SC. (429.8430)

Hanukkah Harmony Ensemble
Songs of the season performed at the mall. 1-3pm. Free. Capitola Mall, 1855 41st Ave, Capitola. (476.9749)

Holiday Gift & Food Faire
Show of handmade gifts and foods made by children as a holiday fundraiser. Noon-3pm. Free. SC Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St, SC. (420.5430)

Robert Earl Keen
Americana hero plays two shows, one solo acoustic at Kuumbwa and one with his band at the Catalyst, for KPIG's annual "Humbug Hoedown." 7 and 9:30pm. $21 for Kuumbwa show, $17.85 for the Catalyst. Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St, SC; the Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave, SC. (429.7663)

Story Creek Critters
Holiday puppet making for kids. 11am-1pm. Free. Capitola Mall, 1855 41st Ave, Capitola. (476.9749)

12.5

Art & Wine in the Cellar
See Dec. 4.

Hanukkah Celebration
Community celebration of Hanukkah with songs, stories and music. 3:30 to 6pm. Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar St, SC. (429.8433)

Cinderella
See Nov 26. 1 and 6pm.

Story Creek Critters
Holiday jewelry making for kids. 1-4pm. Free. Capitola Mall, 1855 41st Ave, Capitola. (476.9749)

12.7

Pet Night with Santa
Dogs, cats and other pets ho-ho-howl for Christmas with Santa Claus. 6-8pm. Capitola Mall, 1855 41st Ave, Capitola. (476.9749)

12.8

Cinderella
See Nov 26. 7pm.

12.9

Cinderella
See Nov 26. 7pm.

12.10

Music for the Feast of Christmas
Holiday songs done by the Cabrillo College Chorus, a brass ensemble and other groups. 8pm. $10-$12. Holy Cross Church, 126 High St, SC. (420.5260)

Cinderella
See Nov 26. 7pm.

12.11

Cinderella
See Nov 26. 1 and 6pm.

Holiday Movie & Food Drive
Admission for a screening of A Christmas Story comes with a can of food. 11am. Nickelodeon, Lincoln and Cedar streets, SC. (426.7500)

Music for the Feast of Christmas
See Dec 10. 8pm.

Pioneer Christmas
A pioneer-era Santa Claus leads an old-fashioned holiday celebration. $5 parking. Roaring Camp, Graham Hill Rd, Felton. (335.4480)

Story Creek Critters
Holiday wand making for kids. 1-4pm. Free. Capitola Mall, 1855 41st Ave, Capitola. (476.9749)

12.12

Antique Faire
Antiques and vintage collectibles sold outdoors along Lincoln Street. 9am-4pm. Free. Corner of Cedar and Lincoln streets, SC. (429.8433)

Cinderella
See Nov 26. 1 and 6pm.

Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano Fiesta Navidad: Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano perform seasonal tunes at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium Dec. 12.

Fiesta Navidad
Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano and Ballet Folklórico Ollin perform regional music and dance for a traditional Mexican Christmas celebration. 3pm. $5-$15. SC Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St, SC. (459.2160)

Music for the Feast of Christmas
See Dec 10. 5pm.

Story Creek Critters
Holiday cookie decorating for kids. 1-4pm. Free. Capitola Mall, 1855 41st Ave, Capitola. (476.9749)

Unity Choir
Spiritually minded choir sings holiday and winter themed songs. 1 and 3pm. Free. Corner of Pacific Avenue and Cooper Street, SC. (429.8433)

12.13

Caroling Under the Stars
Caroling books and refreshments come for the price of a holiday song. Bring a flashlight. 7-8pm. Free. Lighthouse Point, West Cliff Dr, SC. (420.5270)

12.16

Caroling Under the Stars
See Dec 13. 7-8pm. Santa Cruz Wharf, SC.

12.17

The Nutcracker
Santa Cruz Ballet Theater presents its annual production of Tchaikovsky's holiday classic. 7:30pm. $10. Cabrillo College Theater, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos. (477.1606)

12.18

The Nutcracker
See Dec 17. 4:30pm and 7:30pm.

Holiday Gift Faire
Arts and crafts vendors set up shop for a holiday-themed bazaar. 10am-5pm. Free. Palookaville, 1133 Pacific Ave, SC. (454.0600)

12.19

Holiday Gift Faire
See Dec 18.

The Nutcracker
See Dec 17. 1pm and 7:30pm.

12.31

First Night Santa Cruz
The biggest party of the year brings hundreds of performers to locations all over downtown Santa Cruz. 3pm-midnight. $5-$10. (425.7280)

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